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State Scholarship Program

TEN SCHOLARSHIPS, each totaling $3,000.00, payable in four installments of $750.00 per year, for Knights, sons and daughters of Pennsylvania Knights of Columbus, and Columbian Squires

Each candidate must be at least one of the following:

  • A currently paid up member of a Knights of Columbus Council in the jurisdiction of Pennsylvania.
  • A child or stepchild of a currently paid up member of a Knights of Columbus Council in Pennsylvania.
    • (NOTE Grandchildren are not eligible unless the grandfather is the legal guardian of the applicant.)
  • A child or stepchild of a deceased member of the Knights of Columbus in a Pennsylvania council who was not in arrears at the time of his death.
  • A qualified Columbian Squire.

Other conditions that must be met:

  • The candidate must be a candidate for graduation in a recognized 4-year high school, or its home schooling equivalent, during the term ending June 2018 (or January 2018 for early graduates).
  • The candidate must submit a properly completed application form -- with all the appropriate signatures as required on the application -- to the Scholarship Chairman of the Pennsylvania State Council, Knights of Columbus, no later than December 31, 2017.
  • The sponsoring council must have sold at least 50 “Chance of a Lifetime” (C.O.A.L.) Books (8 tickets per book, total 400 tickets) for the 2017 campaign. Books are distributed by the State Council Charities Committee.
  • Each candidate must be accepted and enrolled at either a college/university or a School of Nursing connected with a hospital prior to payment of the scholarship. Such college or school may be under Catholic or non- Catholic auspices, subject to approval by the committee.

More Information

Lawrence Barkowski
State Scholarships and Awards Chairman

Important Dates (2017)

American College Test (ACT)

  • September 9
  • October 28
  • December 9

Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT)

  • October 7
  • November 4
  • December 2

Application and Test Scores MUST be received by

  • December 31, 2017 - NO EXCEPTIONS

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